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Indianola man dies in wrong-way crash on Rt. 28

Matthew R. Eiseman, 31, of Indiana Township died on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013, in a wrong-way, head-on collision on Route 28 in O’Hara.

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By Brian C. Rittmeyer and Bill Zlatos
Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013, 12:00 p.m.
 

A 31-year-old Indiana Township man died early Sunday in a wrong-way collision on Route 28 in O'Hara, authorities said.

Matthew R. Eiseman was pronounced dead at the scene at 1:07 a.m., according to the Allegheny County Medical Examiner's Office. His death was ruled an accident.

The crash happened at 12:40 a.m. when a vehicle driven by James Hanion, 62, no address given, collided with Eiseman's vehicle on Route 28 a quarter-mile north of the Delafield exit, according to state police in Kittanning.

Police said Hanion's vehicle was traveling south in the northbound lane of Route 28, and Eiseman was traveling north in the left-hand lane.

State police did not provide any information on the extent of Hanion's injuries, or whether there was anyone else in his vehicle.

State police said alcohol might have been a contributing factor in the crash, and that the Allegheny County District Attorney's Office is investigating.

A portion of Route 28 North near the accident scene was closed for about six hours.

Burket-Truby Funeral Home in Oakmont is handling arrangements for Eiseman. A funeral director said the family did not wish to comment on Sunday.

This is the second weekend in a row for a fatal crash on Route 28.

On Feb. 16, Rikki A. Fleming, 18, of Etna died when the car she was driving north on Route 28 about a half mile north of the Etna interchange was hit from behind by a vehicle driven by Jared P. Schillinger, 28, of Cheswick, police said. No charges have been filed in that crash.

Brian C. Rittmeyer and Bill Zlatos are staff writers for Trib Total Media. Rittmeyer can be reached at 724-226-4701 or brittmeyer@tribweb.com.Zlatos can be reached at 412-320-7828 or bzlatos@tribweb.com.

 

 
 


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